AMD recently unveiled four new gaming CPUs, but have slightly changed their structure in products, so instead of the top tier having lower performance but more cores, the 7950X both have higher clock speeds and more cores and threads than the 7900X.
Priced at $699, it’s not cheap – but for performance it just might be. With 16 cores and 32 threads, it’s targeting both high-end gaming and the creator market at the same time, with AMD claiming a 48% increase in Cinebench 23 and a 30% increase in Blender over the 5950X it replaces. .
Compared to the Intel 12900K – which will soon be replaced by the 13900K for good measure (according to AMD), AMD has a 23% advantage in Dota 2, the same performance in Borderlands 3, 62% advantage in V-Ray Render, 36% advantage in Blender and 41% advantage in CineBench R23. While Intel has been criticized for forcing more power through their 12th Gen CPUs rather than making them more efficient, AMD didn’t miss the opportunity to point out that the 7950X is 47% better when calculating performance per watt. However, it still has a 170W TDP.
It’s nice to see new generations of CPUs that just don’t consume more power, but do have new technology.